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Starting diet on Monday 13th August. 2.5 stone to lose. Anyone like to join in?

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Thunderpants Fri 10-Aug-07 18:08:00

Desperately need to lose this weight. I can't use the excuse of I've just had a baby because DS will 5 in November!! 4 years ago I only needed to lose 1.5 stone, now it's 2.5. Would like to do something along the lines of low fat/low calorie diet, with exercise 3 or 4 times per week, but really do need a bit of support, as I tend to weaken very easily....

Would anyone like to join me, with a weekly weigh-in, day to day support etc?

snowwonder Fri 10-Aug-07 20:55:29

oh i will
bit more to lose than you though.....
but 2.5 would be a great start...

I dont really like starting on a monday normally wait till a tuesday but if you are i will go for it to, i am on hols in 2 weeks can i lose 2 stone by then? - i think not!!!!

Lizzzombie Fri 10-Aug-07 21:08:16

Can I join in too?
I need to loose 2.5 stone.
The muffin top is now officially out of control and I need to buy new jeans, but I dont want to buy the next size up.
I'm up for a monday start.
Whats for breakfast?

Fimbles5 Fri 10-Aug-07 21:15:42

Count me in too (if thats ok). Am at the end of my tether and know I have a big problem. My eating habits disgust me, I snack all day long, I am so unhealthy, and due to this my skin is awful. So here goes as of Monday its fruit, exercise and plenty of water. Thanks for the kick start Thunderpants and good luck everybody. X

snowwonder Fri 10-Aug-07 21:46:05

i will be having oatabix for brekkie they are my new found thing and they seem to fill me up more then anything else....

i have been off work this week and have pigged out big time, and i need to get my butt into gear and into a smaller size!!!!

mazzystar Fri 10-Aug-07 21:51:10

I've been doing the India Knight low carb diet for 2 weeks and lost 1/2 a stone! would love to join you - need some help with motivation. on the condition i don't have to put in writing the horrid truth about just how much i weigh till i've lost some....

Bubble99 Fri 10-Aug-07 21:54:27


I've got more than 2.5 to lose, but it would be good to have the company.

What kind of exercise are you thinking?

Bubble99 Fri 10-Aug-07 21:56:46

mazzy. Oh no! We have to have 'before' pictures on our profiles and details of weight etc.

mazzystar Fri 10-Aug-07 22:06:51

look we don't want to get the site shut down do we?

pinkisthatme Fri 10-Aug-07 22:07:30

Can I join please? only have a stone to lose but it seems like 10 to me!

snowwonder Fri 10-Aug-07 22:09:45

ha ha no way and the only photo i have got full length of me is when i made my ex dp take a photo of me in my undies to kick start me into losing weight, dd was still a baby then (cant use that excuse now!!!)
and i am horrified i look at the photos and think no wonder he left me!!!!

not sure about excerise we dont really bond very well, although i do have a mini trampoline and a huge trampoline i could jump on!!!!

Bubble99 Fri 10-Aug-07 22:10:58


pink. Of course! With one stone to lose, you'll hopefully be our first graduate.

Where's Thunderpants got to? We need to talk exercise.

Lizzzombie Fri 10-Aug-07 22:30:46

Can we make the before photos be from the back..just in case we see each other in RL!

mazzystar Fri 10-Aug-07 22:33:16

got a nearly 3 year old, a 6 month old and a husband who works late, so my exercise is going to be mainly pram-pushing.

i used to love a bit of circuit training and rowing and running. but them days are gone, sadly.

Fimbles5 Sat 11-Aug-07 06:49:44

What does everyone suggest then? What diet should I follow, or should I just make that extra effort to eat healthily. Have tried WW before, so have everything I need apart from willpower to follow that at home, or should I just try to count calories. (I have no idea how many calories I should be eating a day - how bad is that!?) X
Thunderpants - You got us into this, are you still around?

LoveMyGirls Sat 11-Aug-07 07:48:27

Id like to join in, dd2 is almost 2 now and though i started at 13.8 and am now about 11.4 i would really really like to get to about 10 stone and be a comfy size 12!

I pledge here to not eat any crap from Monday! Lets hope i can reach my goal by my birthday in december that would be fab!

We've also got a trampoline, i was thinking of doing 30mins a day on it as i have such a hectic day and dont really get to walk that much because im a childminder and currently looking after 4-5 children a day and making them all walk with me is not a good idea, i walked to the park and back yesterday, had to push a double pushchair and the older ones were moaning (which did not inspire me to do it more often)

If any of you see me posting will you ask me if ive been on the trampoline please?

LoveMyGirls Sat 11-Aug-07 07:54:11

Fimble - Do what works best for you, I know i'm better at just cutting out the crap and snacking on cereal and eating proper meals.

Think daily calories are about 1,200 for a woman but dont know for deffo??

Top tip is to drink loads and loads as they say sometimes you think you are hungry when infact its that you are thirsty!

I'm going food shopping today so will tr to buy lots of healthy stuff, anyone got any ideas of stuff to buy and meal ideas?

I have 1 meal idea but we had it yesterday, it was shepherds pie but i blended the veg and mixed it in with the mince and gravy as my mindee and my dp won't eat their veg, its a god way to eat them but not notice iyswim.

Bubble99 Sat 11-Aug-07 08:22:22

LMG. I'm going to calorie count and also try to limit starchy carbs (bread, cereal etc) to breakfast only. I find eating less carbs make me less hungry but couldn't/shouldn't go down the totally no carbs route, a la Atkins.


I'll be having porridge or cereal for brekky, with soya milk for me as I must make myself like the stuff as it supposedly helps to lower cholestral (sp?)
which is an issue for me.
Also some fruit for breakfast

Lunch - loads of vegge soup (without beans or lentils ie. carbs)
+ fruit

Dinner - Chicken or fish in some grilled or steamed way with a big salad or lots of steamed/boiled veg (but no potatoes )


Snacks - a two - finger kitkat daily

Bubble99 Sat 11-Aug-07 08:26:52

Also lots of water and the odd diet Pepsi, but not too much as fizzy drinks can (apparently) deplete bone mass leading to osteoporosis.

And <gulp> I'm going to give up wine Boo hoo. until I've shifted this weight, as I am not able to enjoy just a glass and usually finish the bottle.

LoveMyGirls Sat 11-Aug-07 08:35:21

Bubble you can get boxes of wine which hold 4 bottles but they are sealed so that they stay fresh for ages and ages so you can just have 1 spritzer a night or something. Not that im encouraging you to drink! Maybe you cou ld have 1 glass instead of the kit kat?

LucyJones Sat 11-Aug-07 08:40:28

I need to join too. Todat weigh 10st10lb. Haven't weighed this much since I was pregnant. I'm 5ft 6 and am looking all saggy and some of my size 14 trousers are too tight . Would love to get down to 10st to start with. Wine big problem here to. Find it really hard to cut out all togther so might have to hit the gin!

Bubble99 Sat 11-Aug-07 08:43:11


If I have one KitKat I won't go into a chocoalte frenzy and eat the whole packet.

BUT. If I have one glass of wine I will want to drink more. So I'm best to cut it out completely. I wish I was the sort of person who could 'take or leave' alcohol. But I have wild Celtic genes which urge me to drink the stuff with abandon.

Bubble99 Sat 11-Aug-07 08:46:06

LJ. I prefer alcohol for the effect rather than the taste, IYSWIM. So gin would be a no-no for me too.

I am truly of people who can stop at a couple of drinks. I always end up having too much (luckily, Mr Bubble is virtually tee total.)

Bubble99 Sat 11-Aug-07 08:50:41

So. Are we going to have a weigh-in on Sunday night?

It would be useful to work out some kind of code to CAT to each other - so that anyone who doesn't want to broadcast their lardiness on the www can post their weight in coded form, IYSWIM.

Personally, I need the public humiliation to spur me on so I will post my weight freely. <gulp >

LoveMyGirls Sat 11-Aug-07 08:55:21

i dont mind telling the ww what i weigh its only numbers i doubt anyone on here actually cares but it makes me feel better to look back at my personal progress i used to have a thread about it and still sometimes read it and remember hwo far i have come

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